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The Resource The hilltop : a novel, Assaf Gavron ; translated from the Hebrew by Steven Cohen

The hilltop : a novel, Assaf Gavron ; translated from the Hebrew by Steven Cohen

Label
The hilltop : a novel
Title
The hilltop
Title remainder
a novel
Statement of responsibility
Assaf Gavron ; translated from the Hebrew by Steven Cohen
Title variation
Hill top
Creator
Author
Subject
Genre
Language
  • eng
  • heb
  • eng
Summary
Life in a West Bank settlement from one of Israel's most acclaimed young novelists, skewering the complex, often absurd reality of life in Israel, the West Bank settlers, and the nation's relationship to the United States
Member of
Summary
In the heart of the West Bank, Othniel Assis discovers a hilltop. He shifts a large container there, acquires a generator, constructs a path and establishes a small community. But when a local army commander arrives at the site, tempers flare. The Israeli Civil Administration for the occupied territories claims that there is no permit to settle on the hilltop and, absurdly, also no permit to remove them either. Thus the outpost Maale Hermesh C is established. The hilltop blossoms: a playground, organic fields, and a synagogue; families and singles, farmers and teachers, religious and secular, an assortment of individuals who are as different from each other as are their reasons for being there. And years go by until one day a Washington Post correspondent stumbles into their midst, and suddenly the settlement's existence becomes the focus of an international diplomatic scandal. The Hilltop is a high-energy, absurdist romp through the machinations of Israeli governmental bureaucracy and has a strong claim to be the first Great Israeli Novel.
Storyline
Tone
Writing style
Character
http://library.link/vocab/ext/novelist/bookUI
10361535
Cataloging source
DLC
Dewey number
892.436
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
no index present
Literary form
fiction
http://library.link/vocab/resourcePreferred
True
Target audience
adult
Label
The hilltop : a novel, Assaf Gavron ; translated from the Hebrew by Steven Cohen
Instantiates
Publication
Note
Translation of: ha-Givʻ
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier.
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent.
Dimensions
24 cm.
Edition
First Scribner hardcover edition.
Extent
xi, 448 pages
Isbn
9781476760445
Lccn
2014029881
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia.
Media type code
n
Other physical details
illustration
System control number
(OCoLC)885378124
Label
The hilltop : a novel, Assaf Gavron ; translated from the Hebrew by Steven Cohen
Publication
Note
Translation of: ha-Givʻ
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier.
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent.
Dimensions
24 cm.
Edition
First Scribner hardcover edition.
Extent
xi, 448 pages
Isbn
9781476760445
Lccn
2014029881
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia.
Media type code
n
Other physical details
illustration
System control number
(OCoLC)885378124

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